Krka National Park, Croatia

The Magic Of The Falls

I recently had the opportunity and the pleasure to visit Croatia for a few days, a country that is so close to Italy but that I had never been to before. I regret having waited so long to go there, since the country is incredibly beautiful and scenic. Now that I’ve discovered it, I am sure I will be back, sooner or later.

One of the highlights of the trip was a morning spent photographing the waterfalls in the Krka National Park, one of the main tourist attractions of the Dalmatian coast, close to the city of Šibenik. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty along the course of the eponymous river. Close to its mouth, the river flows over a series of jumps, cutting its way through the limestone of the mountains right behind the coastline. None of the waterfalls is particularly high or monumental, but taken together and in their setting amidst the forest, they offer a huge number of photo opportunities, either for wide vistas or intimate landscapes.

When we set out on the river boat to reach the falls, my travel companions weren’t too happy, seeing the cloudy skies, but those conditions couldn’t have been better for my plans. To photograph waterfalls and autumn colors, I will gladly take overcast, grey skies, with their soft light, over blue ones and harsh light every day. Luckily, we were also spared the rain for most of our stay there.

Here’s a gallery of some of the best images I made on that day. Enjoy!

All photos were taken with a Fujifilm X-E2 camera and the Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS lens.

Krka National Park, Croatia

Krka National Park, Croatia

Krka National Park, Croatia

Krka National Park, Croatia

Krka National Park, Croatia

Krka National Park, Croatia

Krka National Park, Croatia

Krka National Park, Croatia

Comments 7

  1. Ugo, these are extraordinarily spectacular photos! What stunning natural beauty…
    You know how to see life through your lens and to share it with us…
    Thank you very much.
    Cynthia Bush MD

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  2. Wonderful pictures! Congratulations
    Your water flowing is excellent
    What shutter speed did you use?
    Did you have to use a tripod or was the OIS sufficient to handhold?
    Thanks
    Dale

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